CoDA: Problems at a meeting? What do we do?

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Subject: CoDA: Problems at a meeting? What do we do?
Date: May 26th 2018

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The following is an email we originally sent on 6/7/16

It was vetted for republication by the Friday Fellowship subcommittee of the CoDA Communications Committee,


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Problems at a meeting? What do we do?


Many of us have experienced problems at a meeting but we don't always know what to do. Often we find discomfort in using our voice and need some guidance from the Experience, Strength and Hope of the Fellowship.

Some problems many of us have experienced are, but not limited to:

- 13th Stepping (romantic or dominating sponsors)

- Prayers read not always being CoDA endorsed prayers

- One person monopolizing the lead/host/chair role and not rotating or opening the position for others to hold a business meeting.

- Financial Transparency (how much have we received in donations? how is it spent?) "I'm uncomfortable/confused on how finances are used for meeting."

- Dealing with distracting behavior at meetings

- Dealing with personal disagreements

We invite you to let your voice be heard!

As part of our inverted pyramid, CoDA Members are the source of the wisdom that is within CoDA to develop a true group conscience. It all starts with taking the initiative to express your concerns. We encourage YOU share your Experience, Strength and Hope with the rest of the fellowship. We want to know what YOUR thoughts are!

Please get involved! Write to us at - help us help you make the most of your CoDA experience.



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